At a Glance

Program units


Average completion time

4½–9 months

Cost per unit


Base cost





*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.

All stated financial information is subject to change. For a detailed cost estimate or more information, contact APU's Graduate Student Financial Services.


The Online Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program empowers educators to effectively address the challenges of the 21st-century classroom. Designed for candidates interested in gaining GATE competency without earning a master’s degree, the 12-unit certificate program enables educators to maximize student learning.

Learn more about the program and our faculty.

Program Highlights

  • Enjoy the rich learning community of a cohort as you progress through the program with the same group of peers.
  • Become a crucial educational leader with skills relevant to today’s students.
  • Learn in the comfort and convenience of a dynamic online environment.
  • Study at a top-ranked, accredited university known for quality in academics and successful graduates.

This online degree is offered by APU's School of Education. View additional graduate education programs.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, visit Gainful Employment Disclosures.
Note: This information is current for the 2014–15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.